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Nancy C. Unger, Professor of History

Nancy C. Unger

Her op-eds applying lessons of the past to present-day problems have appeared in a variety of media nationwide, from print, to television, to radio.

nger also has written two award-winning biographies, Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer; and Belle La Follette: Progressive Era Reformer. Her book Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History was a California Book Award finalist. Her new book, co-edited with Oregon State University Professor Christopher McKnight Nichols, is A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

A Seattle native, Unger graduated from Gonzaga University with a bachelor’s in history; she received both her master’s degree and her Ph.D in history at the University of Southern California.


Photo of President Bill Clinton signing Executive Order inspired by activist Hazel M. Johnson.

Remembering "The Mother of Environmental Justice"

By Nancy Unger
Hazel M. Johnson recognized high rate of cancer deaths and unexplained health problems among her neighbors. She took action.
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Archival photo of women suffragettes

Celebrating Centennial of Women's Right To Vote

By Nancy Unger
Tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. A look at how gender equality has evolved in the U.S.
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